April 17, 2024

Evander Kane of the Edmonton Oilers was placed on the long-term injured reserve list on Wednesday after suffering a scary injury to his left wrist on Tuesday night. He is expected to miss three to four months.

Following the team’s announcement on Wednesday, the 31-year-old tweeted a message to his fans.

“Thank you all for the kind wishes and prayers from over the past several hours,” Kane said in a tweet. “Obviously, last night was a terrifying experience for me, and I’m still in a state of shock.” I’d like to thank the entire Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning training staffs, as well as all of the doctors and paramedics who rushed to help treat and repair my injury.

“… I won’t be back next game, but I will be back and I look forward to being back on the ice playing the game I love alongside my teammates in front of our great fans,” Kane said in a statement.
The injury occurred during the second period of Tuesday night’s game, which the Oilers won 3-2. Kane was knocked down by Lightning defenseman Philippe Myers on the ice, and before Kane could get up, Tampa Bay winger Pat Maroon’s left skate gashed his left wrist.

Kane was taken to a local Tampa hospital for surgery. According to Gene Principe of Sportsnet, Oilers general manager Ken Holland stated on Tuesday night that Kane suffered a deep cut but will be fine.

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